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Leka’s co-founder and CEO, Ladislas de Toldi, writes about Leka’s progress since the Robot Launch competition and where the company is headed in the next year.

by and   -   July 2, 2015

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Almost one year ago, Leka won the Grand Prize at the 2014 Robot Launch competition for Moti, a robotic toy that helps autistic children learn to regulate their own emotions through play. Leka cofounder and CEO Ladislas de Toldi writes about where Leka is now.

by   -   July 18, 2020

RSS 2020 was held virtually this year, from the RSS Pioneers Workshop on July 11 to the Paper Awards and Farewell on July 16. Many talks are now available online, including 103 accepted papers, each presented as an online Spotlight Talk on the RSS Youtube channel, and of course the plenaries and much of the workshop content as well. We’ve tried to link here to all of the goodness from RSS 2020.

by   -   May 20, 2018

In this episode of Robots in Depth, Per Sjöborg speaks with Paul Ekas about his EZGripper and how he designed it to be low cost, lightweight, robust and to offer reliable gripping of small and large objects.

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Forbes “30 under 30″ list celebrates the achievements of 30 game changers in 20 different industries — 600 in total — of the brightest young entrepreneurs and innovators who are challenging conventional wisdom. The list highlights some interesting trends in robotics, AI, intelligence energy storage, and automation.

Photo source: LEKA
Photo source: LEKA

Catch up with past winners: CleverPet (2015), Preemadonna/Nailbot (2015 runner-up), and Leka (2014).

Will you be our next Robot Launch winner? There’s 25 days left to register! You can register by going to 2016 Robot Launch global online startup competition.

by   -   May 31, 2015

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CALL FOR STARTUPS OPENS JUNE 1st 2015 (6am PST) – Silicon Valley Robotics and Robohub are looking for robotics startups with innovative technologies and strong business models, so show us your prototype, and sell us on your vision! We are also looking for startups with software, sensors, and components for robotics that can be demonstrated on existing robot platforms.

by   -   October 16, 2014

RE.WORK’s Future Robotics Forum – which took place in London on Tuesday – was an opportunity to hear the stories of key influencers and developers of transformative robotic services and devices, and to learn about the challenges involved in commercialisation.

by   -   October 1, 2014

How did another year sneak up on us so quickly? Today marks Robohub’s second anniversary, and this post looks at how far we’ve come!

by   -   June 25, 2014

It’s not even July, and 2014 has already been a tremendous year for Robohub. In addition to doubling our readership to over 50,000 unique monthly visitors, we successfully organized the first global robotics startup competition, launched the first global jobs board for the robotics community, and broadcast our 150th podcast. We also hit major milestones in our social media reach, including: 625,000 Google+ followers, 3000 Twitter followers and 1000 Facebook fans.

by   -   June 2, 2014

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A quick, hassle-free way to stay on top of robotics news from the past month, our monthly digest is released on the first Monday of every month.

The risks and regulation of autonomous robots featured prominently in the news this May 2014, including a debate at the United Nations on the regulation of lethal autonomous weapons.

by   -   May 27, 2014

More than 75 startups from 19 countries entered the Robot Launch global startup competition, with robotics innovations ranging from duct and floor cleaning robots, to educational robots, welding robots and even toy robot fish. Meet the winners.

by and   -   May 20, 2014

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Watch the live stream from the 2014 Robot Launch Finals, starting today May 20 at 10AM Pacific. From over 60 entries from all around the world, our judges have narrowed it down to six finalists: DoBots, Duct Inspection Robot from Robosoft Systems, Leka, Odd I/O, Robotic Technologies of Tennessee and Tandemech Engineering. These startups will make an expanded 5 minute pitch and do a live Q&A session with our judges, who will decide the ultimate winner. Follow on Twitter #RobotLaunch. Don’t forget that you can still vote for your Crowd Favorite until 10AM Pacific!

by   -   May 14, 2014

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Today we announce the six finalists from Robot Launch who will be presenting their pitches online live to a panel of expert judges on Tuesday May 20 at 10am PDT. Join us then to see who takes home the ultimate champion crown! The six highest scoring startups from our Top 30 are (alphabetically): DoBots, Duct Inspection Robot, Leka, Odd I/O, Robotic Technologies of Tennessee and Tandemech Engineering. In the meantime, Robohub readers can also vote right here for the “People’s Choice” startup from the Robot Launch competition.